i think roo. what about you.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by missmelis, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. missmelis

    missmelis Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to silkies but I think he is a too. He won't let me touch him. I think I see a comb under there but when I try to touch its face it freaks. It was doing this cute little beep like noise then this morning I thought I heard whatmight be an attempt at a crow. I ccan't have this many roosters. What to do. Its so cute though.opinions
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It can be hard to tell with Silkies, but that bird looks like a pullet to me. Roosters generally have spikier crests, "streamers" (thin, longer feathers coming out of the back of the crest), a taller stance, and a larger comb/wattles.
     
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  3. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi missmelis and [​IMG]

    Would you mind telling us how old s/he is? Silkies are notorious for guessing the correct sex until they lay that egg or crow. I agree that boys will have the spikier hair-do but that may not come in for a bit if he is still young.
     
  4. missmelis

    missmelis Out Of The Brooder

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    Its 5 months old.
     
  5. missmelis

    missmelis Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone else have an opinion.
     
  6. RockerHen

    RockerHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A clearer head shot would be helpful, of both the comb/face and a side profile of the head. However, based on these pictures, I'm going to tentatively say cockerel, because I believe I see streamers in that first picture.
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree. I think I see gold streamers and hackle feathers as well.
     

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